Orion Press Release

UT Southwestern, TX Police Department Select AgencyWeb® for Campus Police Workforce Management

Aug 11, 2008 2:32:00 PM

Dallas, TX (August 11, 2008) – Orion Communications, a provider of Public Safety software, has been contracted by the UT Southwestern, TX Police Department to deploy its online AgencyWeb® Public Safety Solution. After investigating law enforcement management technologies, the UTSW Campus Police chose AgencyWeb® as the best fit to manage their personnel requirements.


The UTSW Police Department employs both commissioned and non-commissioned personnel who are available around the clock to serve the community. Realizing their own internal system would soon become outdated -- UTSW PD selected AgencyWeb’s personnel, shift, applicant, asset, and training modules as their “one-stop-shop” for automating many aspects of their growing personnel requirements.


Designed exclusively for law enforcement personnel, AgencyWeb offers several distinct advantages. Its uniquely flexible design captures dynamic data that’s constantly moving, tracks all personnel activities in real-time and leverages its data for bottom line reporting.


The new system will include easy-to-use modules that will automate daily law enforcement processes. For example, individual or group call-to-action notifications will be used to inform employees or designated groups when certain events occur … or when routine activities, such as shift changes, training or overtime requests are scheduled to occur.


Training courses will be automatically coordinated with employee shift and leave dates. Applicant candidate progressions will be tracked through all stages with the ability to report new hire start dates for academy classes. And all assets issued to personnel will be tracked throughout each item’s life-cycle.


As an added benefit, AgencyWeb® will also serve as the focal point for data sharing with the University’s different technology platforms. With AgencyWeb®'s ability to synchronize data in real-time with other systems, the PD will soon be able to leverage data stored in AgencyWeb® so it’s entered once and used where and when it is needed.


“We recognize that law enforcement agencies today typically require different technologies to manage a multitude of informational agency needs,” states Orion President Leslie DeLatte. AgencyWeb® offers unique browser-based solutions that are intrinsically flexible and maximize existing infrastructures. So agencies can fill gaps using specific AgencyWeb modules while leveraging their technologies.”


Deployment of the UTSW Medical Center PD AgencyWeb® system began in May, 2008 and is scheduled for completion by Q3.